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·        CURRENT POSITION(S)

2016– Vice-rector for Research; UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

2019– Professor; Faculty of Food Science and Technology (FFST), UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2017– Bio-economy Expert; European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

2016– Scientific Manager; BIOZOON GMBH, Germany; innovative food products.

 

·        PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2017-2019-Associate Professor; Faculty of Food Science and Technology (FFST), UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2015–2017 Lecturer; FFST, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2011–2015 Teaching Assistant; FFST, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  

·        FELLOWSHIPS

2008–2009 DBU Scholarship; Bio-engineering, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam, Germany.
          2005 Erasmus Mobility; Food Science and Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Germany. 

·        SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2015– 5 Postdocs; 9 PhD; 22 Master Students (and 3 Erasmus foreign students); FFST, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

·        TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2011– Courses UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

  • Food Biotechnology (bachelor); 
  • Molecular Gastronomy (master); 
  • Integrated Omics in Food Biotechnology (master); 
  • Techno-managerial Principles in the Agri-food Chain (master). 

2011 Sep. Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

2017 Dec. Universite D 'Abomey Calavi, The Republic of Benin, Africa.

2018 Oct. Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus.

2019 May. Zhejiang University, China. 

2019 June Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand 

 ·       ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2019 Jan. Food: The human diet, round table and Scientific Cafe. UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

2018 Sep. International Symposium” Prospects of the 3rd Millennium Agriculture”, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

2017 Sep. International Symposium” Prospects of the 3rd Millennium Agriculture”, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

2016 Sep. International Symposium” Prospects of the 3rd Millennium Agriculture”, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

·        INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2016–             Vice Rector for Research, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
2018–2019     Director Doctoral School, UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
2018–             Manager Technology Transfer Centre-Biotech, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

·       REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

2017– Expert Evaluator, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2017– Expert Evaluator, Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation (UEFISCDI), Romania
2016– Expert Evaluator, Ministry of Research and Innovation (MCI), Romania
2016– Editor-in-Chief, Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2014– Editorial team member: American Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Annals of Medical Case Reports, Asian Food Science Journal, Clinical Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, EC Nutrition, European Journal of Nutrition and Food Safety, Food and Nutrition Open Access, Frontiers in Nutrition, Global Journal of Botanical Science, International Journal of Chromatography and Separation Technique, International Journal of Veterinary Science and Research, Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, Journal of Botanical Sciences, Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy, Journal of Integrative Food Sciences & Nutrition, Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Journal of Nutrition and Food Science Forecast, Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism Research, Journal of Plant Chemistry and Ecophysiology, Know Your Food. Food ethics and innovations, Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Peertechz Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and Research, Peertechz- Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy, Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences, Research Journal of Food Nutrition, SM Allergy and Therapy, The Open Biotechnology Journal, Veterinary and Dairy Sciences. 

·        MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2017– Member, Research Network “ISEKI-Food Association”
2017– Member, Research Network “Slow Food International”
2016– Member, Research Network “European Plant Science Organisation”  
2012– Member, Research Network “American Nutrition Association”

·         Areas of Competence: Bioeconomy and Food Biotechnologies 

·      Determination of bioactivity of natural extracts and chemical synthesised compounds

·      Immobilization and microinjection of enzymes and microorganisms

·      Microencapsulated bioactive powders; in vitro gastrointestinal digestions

·      Bacterial, fungal and microalga fermentative bioconversions in aerobic and anaerobic systems

·      Developing innovative functional foods

·      Food science; Molecular gastronomy